Sep 3, 2017
Narration in Anime: The Tatami Galaxy and Beyond
aka "This Podcast is (Not) About Evangelion"
Welcome to our jam-packed episode on narration in anime! Starting with The Tatami Galaxy and branching from there, we cover different techniques and styles of narration including the minimalist, overbearing, unreliable and even fourth wall-breaking. We discuss how these styles affect the show and the viewer, and why they shape the story's meaning and enjoyment. Emotional contextualization IS storytelling!
All shows mentioned are spoiler-free, so don't worry if you haven't seen them all!
Titles in order of discussion:
The Tatami Galaxy
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
March Comes In Like a Lion
His and Her Circumstances (KareKano)
Space Patrol LuLuCo
Arakawa Under the Bridge
UtaKoi (Chouyaku Hyakuninissu: Uta Koi)
"What Is Art?” = SOLVED
Opening song: "Kamisama no Iutoori" by Juuji Ishiwatari &
Yoshinori Sunahara + Etsuko Yakushimaru
Ending Song: "Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat" by Asian Kung Fu Generation